Secure and Efficient Authentication Scheme for Cloud Computing

International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2016
Mohamed M. Zarad, Ahmed A. Abdel-Hafez, Ahmed H. Hassanein

Ahmed Abdel-Hafez A Mohamed M. Zarad and Ahmed H Hassanein. Secure and Efficient Authentication Scheme for Cloud Computing. International Journal of Computer Applications 142(8):19-24, May 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Mohamed M. Zarad, Ahmed A. Abdel-Hafez and Ahmed H. Hassanein},
	title = {Secure and Efficient Authentication Scheme for Cloud Computing},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {May 2016},
	volume = {142},
	number = {8},
	month = {May},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {19-24},
	numpages = {6},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2016909883},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Cloud computing is a new, promising emerging technology which provides a variety of services over the public network. Such as software, hardware, data storage and infrastructure services. It is widely used because it offers high processing power, wide range of storage space and high computational speed. It provides a convenient on demand network access to a pool of shared services and resources via public networks. So enterprises can use the available services and resources to develop, host, and run services over their infrastructure in a flexible way anytime, anywhere with minimal management efforts. This makes cloud computing efficient, flexible and cost effective tool for business development and growth.

On the other hand, the adoption of cloud computing suffers from security and privacy deficiency, which became significant challenge.

In this paper; an efficient and provably secure authentication mechanism is proposed to give a legitimate user the right to access and manage the cloud resources.


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